Holiday Shopping

Holiday Gift Guide of 2021 for Men, Women, Teens, Kids and Pets

Holiday Gift Guide of 2021

Welcome to our Holiday Gift Guide of 2021

If it fits the topic of GIFT trends, we will feature it.

Keep checking back throughout October, November and December and see what new topics and brands I have added!

Make sure to also visit our  2021 Back to School Guide and stay tuned for the 2022 Healthy New Year Series coming soon!

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Gifts for KIDS (infant to tween)

Resoftables

Headstart has developed soft plush using 100% plastic waste. Each 14” Resoftables toy is made from about 11 recycled plastic bottles. Choose your favorite!

Buy on Amazon


Exploding Kittens Minions by Exploding Kittens – A Russian Roulette Card Game, Easy Family-Friendly Party Games – Card Games for Kids, Teens & Adults – 2-5 Players

Buy on Amazon


Cats vs Pickles – Single Surprise Bags are so fun to open and collect

Buy on Amazon!


Snap Ships is a versatile, modular building system for creating multiple crafts with action play, and all sets and pieces are interchangeable, so kids can build however they want!

Buy on Amazon


5 Surprise Mini Brands Series 3 Mystery Capsule Real Miniature Brands Collectible Toy by Zuru

Buy on Amazon


FUNKO Snapsies are all the range in the world of blind openings! These make the perfect stocking stuffers!

Buy FUNKO Snapsies!


Your kids will have so much fun interacting with their very own Wall Stories adventure, as well as searching for their favorite zoo animals in the ‘Seek & Find’ game. And, they’ll also be able to play virtual dress up with the app!

Buy Wall Stories


Gifts for Teens and College Students

Exploding Kittens Minions by Exploding Kittens – A Russian Roulette Card Game, Easy Family-Friendly Party Games – Card Games for Kids, Teens & Adults – 2-5 Players

Buy on Amazon!


We all know how crazy everyone is for FUNKO POP! figures. Many new POP! are being released in time for the Holiday’s, but you better pre-order now.

Buy/Pre-order FUNKO POP!


Heat Holders® are specially developed with cashmere-like acrylic yarn which provides high performance insulation against the cold with superior moisture breathing abilities. 

Shop Heat Holders on Amazon


Elegear Rainbow Throw Girls Blanket, Unique Tie-dye Flannel Blanket Super Soft Cute Decorative Floor Sofa Couch Throw Warm Cozy Fuzzy Blanket for Adults Kid’s Gift

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Read our review of Elegear Fleece Blanket


Elegear Rainbow Throw Girls Blanket, Unique Tie-dye Flannel Blanket Super Soft Cute Decorative Floor Sofa Couch Throw Warm Cozy Fuzzy Blanket for Adults Kid’s Gift

Shop Amazon and save 15% with code: NUZF84IA


Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition is on Blu-ray for the first-time ever from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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Gifts for Men & Women

For decades, Loom & Table have been supplying quality-crafted table linens exclusively to top-tier hotels, resorts, and restaurants. Now, we can access these beautiful linens for our homes.

Shop Loom & Table

Read our review of Loom & Table


These high quality bed linens with designs inspired in Italy and sustainably made, Villa Cotton will transform any bedroom.

Read our review of Villa Cotton

Shop Villa Cotton


Zap away your unwanted hairs and stunt any hair growth with the official RoseSkinCo IPL Hair Removal Handset.

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Tre Olive Oil is the perfect gift to send your friends, family, or clients as a thank you or just to show you care. The gift of olive oil is a healthy alternative that will help you make a lasting impression.

Shop Olive Oil Gift Sets!


SeaBear – Premium Wild Alaskan Smoked Sockeye, Coho, and Pink Salmon Trio – 18oz Box. The salmon is vacuum sealed in our famous gold foil pouch, then gently cooked in the sealed pouch, preserving the salmon naturally.

Shop SeaBear on Amazon!


MyBevi – Sonoma – Stainless Steel Tumbler Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Stainless Steel – 20 oz 

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Heat Holders® are specially developed with cashmere-like acrylic yarn which provides high performance insulation against the cold with superior moisture breathing abilities. 

Shop Heat Holders on Amazon


Daisy Cakes has been featured on Shark Tank, Rachael Ray, the Food Netwoork, The Taste, The Chew, Good Morning America, ABC’s “Made in America”, 20/20, Home and Family, the Today Show, CNBC, Wendy Williams, and Anderson Cooper. You will love them too!

Buy Daisy Cakes!


Gifts for Pets

Polkadog Treats make great pet gifts. They are made with 100% all-natural ingredients from right here in the USA.

Shop Polkadog treats and gifts!


2020 Holidays, Holiday Shopping, Home

Kitchen Mama is a bestselling can opener brand

With us being home more often and restaurants closed for dining we are definitely in our kitchen more than usual this year. I still work shifts at the school so my tween is home most days doing online schooling.

I have shown him several cooking lessons so he can fix himself lunches while home more. He does good. We did have a noddles without water – microwave near disaster recently. When he opens a can or grates cheese it scare me because he opens it like a 12 year old with no concern to edges or where his knuckles are rubbing. We now have a Kitchen Mama electric can opener so that worry is no more.

Kitchen Mama is a bestselling can opener brand in the Amazon US and is packaged very well and colorful for gifting. There are a few designs to choose from. The mini, auto stop and standard electric that will need you to shut off. This is the one I use because I like its larger size. It will stop turning on the can, it just stays powered until you click the button to stop it.

I love that it leaves zero sharp edges! It’s the safest way to open a can. It also does not leave any shavings inside the can of food. I have owned some can openers that cut the sides but drop shavings. I have not had that problem with this can opener.

One touch or auto-stop technology makes time in the kitchen more manageable and easier especially for arthritic or painful hands.

You can find all of the Kitchen Mama can openers on Amazon and delivered in time for the Holidays. The mini is a great stocking stuffer size. For larger kitchens the standard electric can opener is a great size for the largest cans. For the busy houses, the auto stop takes care of the can while gathering the rest of the ingredients until you need to come back to that step. Visit Kitchen Mama on Amazon.

Books Reviews, Children's Books, Holiday Shopping

Christmas in July Book Review: The Naughty List – a Santa Tale with a Twist

Let me start by saying that this book has won the E-Book: Fiction category in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award. Now that you know this must be a great book, I will share more.

As children we were all aware of the nice and naughty list Santa kept. This book visits that naughty list and helps us realizes that what makes the kids make that bad list might actually be less of a stigma that truly does not define them and more of a character trait that accelerates their strengths. In this book, the naughty kids save Christmas!

Synopsis of The Naughty List

When Santa Claus does not show up for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the North Pole is thrown into chaos. The elves were not made for this type of treachery, so they turn to the Naughty List. Starting with number one; a team of children are recruited to devise a plan to rescue Santa and save Christmas. They will utilize traditional Christmas magic and set sail for adventure and redemption.Follow these intrepid youngsters as they unite the world in their desperate attempt while proving that their naughty actions do not define their nature.

It is such a great read any time of the year and for all ages. Buy the book now on Amazon.

Education, Holiday Shopping, Money Saver

Stocking Up with Lower Prices at Discount School Supply #FunWithArt

Stocking Up with Lower Prices at Discount School Supply

If I were to tell you about a supply stock up shopping experience by just showing you the above photo of random items, would you have any idea why I stocked up on paper, buckets and a clock? None of these items have any relation to each other, but when you have Holidays/Birthdays coming up you stock up on cards and gift items. Then when you have a tween who keeps using the excuse, “I didn’t stop playing Xbox because I didn’t know what time it was”.. you need a clock to stomp out that excuse ASAP.

Discount School Supply has great prices and I have a busy few weeks so I sat on my couch late at night and grabbed by card/gifting supplies and that clock for the game room, paid great prices and checked that task off my list without driving to a store!

craft supplies

I have a bin of stamps and stickers and if I keep myself supplied on construction paper and envelopes I have greeting cards I can actually afford. When I have a birthday to head to I grab my paper, throw on some stickers and write a message and slip in an envelope. I address it, add some pretty stuff on the envelope and the birthday card is done (and for a lot less then the outrageous card prices in store). Even my son will craft out cards each season with me for upcoming birthdays.

card craft

The stickers I collect at yard sales or dollar sales and the paper was $2.40 for 50 sheets. That makes 100 greeting cards since I halve the sheets then fold each half to make a card.

gift ideas

Our middle son has a birthday approaching and being a Mom of boys and Aunt to nephews I need ‘guy’ gifts. They love gift cards and I love pairing a gift card with an actual gift and because they are little men, these buckets are much more appealing to them than a basket. I buy these bins in bulk (just $21 for a set of 4 at Discount School Supply) and add some of the stickers from my card bin and put the gifts inside. Much better than a gift card in a white envelope.

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gift bin

No matter the need, if it creates art or hangs in an office or homework room, Discount School Supply has it. They have great prices, 110% guaranteed (they really communicate well on orders and want you happy) and right now there is a FREE SHIPPING OFFER!

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